To protect and serve the common interests of its newsmedia members, to help members inform and thereby strengthen their communities, and to foster the highest ideals, ethics and traditions of journalism, a free press and the news profession.
First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.
Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.
A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.
|Circ Group(s)||Category Name||Award||Organization||City||Entry Title||Comments||Credits|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||First Place||Long Beach Post||Long Beach||Data and Demographics: A series on the socioeconomic disparities of COVID||The Long Beach Post provides an important public service, going behind the daily Covid-19 case counts to help readers understand the "why" behind the demographic trends. An outstanding example of why local news matters.||Kelly Puente, Sebastian Echeverry, Valerie Osier, Alena Maschke|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||Second Place||Long Beach Post||Long Beach||Institutional Impacts: A COVID health reporting series inside Long Beach hospitals||With keen-eyed reporting and vivid writing, the Long Beach Post takes readers inside area hospitals as Covid-19 makes its third deadly surge. A high-energy effort that helps readers experience the pandemic's mounting toll on front-line hospital workers.||Melissa Evans, Kelly Puente, Valerie Osier, Jeremiah Dobruck, Brandon Richardson|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||Third Place||Mountain View Voice||Palo Alto||Months into the pandemic, Santa Clara County's hospitals are still falling short on COVID-19 testing||Applause for this bold example of local accountability journalism. With solid, even-handed reporting, the Mountain View Voice brings to light troubling allegations that health care giants Kaiser Permanente and Sutter are not shouldering their share of the pandemic testing burden.||Kevin Forestieri|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||Fourth Place||Turlock Journal||Turlock||Covid-19 Discussion: Dr. Juris Grasis & Dr. Jenny Howell||An exemplary effort to counter the fear and misinformation that clouded the early spread of Covid-19. Via a well-scripted question-and-answer session with two articulate experts, the Turlock Journal breaks down a complex subject with digestible clarity. A refreshingly simple approach to good public service journalism.||Frankie Tovar, Angelina Martin|
|Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000||Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic-Health Reporting||Fifth Place||Voice of OC||Santa Ana||Homeless Deaths Are Spiking in Orange County||The Voice of OC uncovers an alarming spike in area homeless deaths, and in dogged pursuit of the "why" exposes a troubling lack of tracking and awareness among local officials. An important example of local accountability journalism.||Nick Gerda|